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  1. Thread: Travel Time

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    This depends where you live, I guess. In BC...

    This depends where you live, I guess. In BC (Canada) I was in an accident in a company vehicle on my way home from last call (unpaid) and was covered by workers comp (there was no long term...
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    there are 3 female techs at the company I work...

    there are 3 female techs at the company I work for, and they do a great job.

    Are you talking about the foundation course at JARTS? Or is this something in kelowna?
  3. I'm quite happy with the money I make. My point...

    I'm quite happy with the money I make. My point was that if someone is looking to get into this trade solely for the money, they are going to be disappointed. A phrase I often hear is "refrigeration...
  4. :LOL:

    :LOL:
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    bahaha...no on call? You know what trade you...

    bahaha...no on call? You know what trade you signed up for, right?
  6. I was on a 8 foot step ladder in a walk in...

    I was on a 8 foot step ladder in a walk in freezer, step ladder got clipped by a worker with a pallet of cakes. I went face first over the step ladder and into a concrete curb around the edge of the...
  7. if you're in it for the money...you're going to...

    if you're in it for the money...you're going to be disappointed
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    yes, i forgot about them

    yes, i forgot about them
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    There are 3 companies that do all the grocery...

    There are 3 companies that do all the grocery store work around here: CT, Jones, and DFR (which is superstore/loblaw's own refrigeration company).
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    i will take the rain and mild temps any day over...

    i will take the rain and mild temps any day over Calgary's weather ;)
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    check their website? I would imagine most union...

    check their website? I would imagine most union companies are commercial.
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    There is a bridge I often drive over and the...

    There is a bridge I often drive over and the onramp goes right by the roof of a mall. I was looking at one like that for a few weeks.
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    I'd like to know how to clean one in the room...I...

    I'd like to know how to clean one in the room...I had to clean one the other day and it was a nightmare!
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    yeah when you're on the roof in January in short...

    yeah when you're on the roof in January in short sleeves...not so good for business.
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    Lol...i don't need it.

    Lol...i don't need it.
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    Depends what their "criminal record" is for....

    Depends what their "criminal record" is for. Marijuana posession? Give me a break.
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    not everyone with a criminal record is a "career...

    not everyone with a criminal record is a "career criminal" or child molester...just saying.
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    The point I am trying to get across is that to an...

    The point I am trying to get across is that to an employer...they are the exact same thing. You still won't have any real experience. That's how apprenticeships work. You get a year of work...
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    That's great that they teach you how to use tools...

    That's great that they teach you how to use tools in the shop. Lefty loosey, righty tighty.

    Your level 1 doesn't mean anything. You will be starting at the exact same place as the guy who just...
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    Are you doing the cheaper, pre-app course? I...

    Are you doing the cheaper, pre-app course? I think that full-time 6 month one they offer is a waste. You aren't going to know anything when you get on the tools anyways. The pre-app is just to get...
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    Why?

    Why?
  22. Thread: Venting

    by fv_tom
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    What else is coming into the venting from the...

    What else is coming into the venting from the left side of the furnace?
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    Nope...save your money and get a job. In the real...

    Nope...save your money and get a job. In the real world that level 1 doesn't really help you without any work experience. In fact some (non-union) employers might want you to re-take it anyways for...
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    I did once every 4-5 weeks for about 5...

    I did once every 4-5 weeks for about 5 years...now it's one week every 4 months.
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    I think job hopping is a good thing...to a point....

    I think job hopping is a good thing...to a point. I did 4.5 years at the first company I worked for in the trade, then a year at a second company, and am happy now at the third. I've been exposed to...
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